National Strategy for Community Justice published

A bold new strategy seeking to break the cycle of offending by strengthening community justice has been announced by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. Tackling offending through early intervention, identifying the reasons why people offend in the first place, and helping people reintegrate into the community after custody, is at the heart of the new approach. […]

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November Question of the Month

On 22 November we ran our most recent Effective Partnership Working training date. For November’s Question of the month we are asking the following question. Simply click on the answer buttons to give your view! [Juna_IT_Poll id=”15″]    

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Link Officer group meetings announced for December

On an annual basis, SCSN staff meet with every member organisation to identify local priorities and gather information to help inform the national agenda. In December 2015, we also undertook Link Officer group meetings across Scotland which, as well as discussing current practice and emerging issues, will provided the opportunity for neighbouring local authorities to share […]

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Our November newsletter is now available

Our latest newsletter is now available. To download a PDF copy, simply click on the image below.

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Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016

The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force following Royal Assent on 28 April 2016.  The Act provides guidance on defining abuse and harm and the legal provisions that can be imposed if a defendant is found guilty. For the first time in legislation the Act addresses the issue of psychological harm […]

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New: Evidencing Impact through Continuous Programme Review Toolkit

Introduction Research undertaken by the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) identified that no matter the size or geographical reach of a project, there was always a requirement to evidence not only the progress but the wider impact of the project.  In some cases this reporting was required as part of the monitoring process set by […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Fife Water Safety Initiative named People’s Choice Winner 2016!

SAFER COMMUNITIES AWARDS AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS 2016 FIFE WATER SAFETY INITIATIVE NAMED PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER! The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is delighted to announce that the winner of the People’s Choice Award 2016 is the Fife Water Safety Initiative! The results were announced at the 2016 Safer Communities Awards Ceremony which took […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Safer Communities Awards 2016 – People’s Choice Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18TH JULY 2016 SAFER COMMUNITIES AWARDS 2016 – Voting for People’s Choice Awards now open The Scottish Community Safety Network is pleased to announce the Safer Communities Awards 2016.   Early Intervention and Education Water Safety (Fife) This initiative helps young people understand risks around water, the impact of their behaviour and has […]

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Safer Communities and Lasting Legacies with Network Rail

The partnership between SCSN and Network Rail was initially established to raise awareness of cross cutting themes shared by both organisations, however the partnership has had a wider impact in improving public and staff safety around the rail network. By working in partnership we can evidence success in reducing rail crime and increasing awareness of […]

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Improving Relationships, Improving Lives

Last year nearly 5,000 young people in Scotland (the equivalent of 5 high schools) became homeless due to family relationship breakdown. In 2013-2014, in the affluent city of Edinburgh, the average age of death of a Crisis Service user was 36 years old. The Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) recognises that conflict in […]

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